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Deal or No Deal

Admit it.  You’ve been seduced.  Go ahead.  It’s okay.  We all have.  It’s heady, rarefied air up here at the summit.  And it’s been done without baseball’s ... Read More...
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Chasing Barry

For thirty plus years I’ve lived in the state of New York, but never once considered visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.  My reasoning was so simplistic, a child could scrawl it out in ... Read More...
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You Are Here

Hello.  Garmin here.  Before Bud Selig broke the Midsummer Classic by handing the winner home field advantage in the World Series, the All-Star game was nothing more than a diversion, a little cotton ca... Read More...
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On A Need To Know Basis

Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.    --  Branch Rickey I thought of this... Read More...
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Pitch Perfect?

So, I’m standing at the checkout of the 9/11 Memorial gift shop at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, when I see my brother talking to a stranger wearing red.  I saunter up and discover this “stran... Read More...
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Cuban Missile Crisis

Whenever the discussion turns to Aroldis Chapman, I think of that scene from The Godfather, where an aging Hyman Roth celebrates his birthday in Havana by handing out pieces of his Cuban empire.  Lately, it ... Read More...
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Time To Say Goodbye?

Maybe Scott Rolen isn't done.  Maybe, like Jack Nicklaus back in 86, who stared at an Atlanta newspaper opinion piece taped to his refrigerator declaring him "Gone. Done.  Finished. Clubs are too rusty" Ã... Read More...
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#OccupyTheBullpen

In a sport where the slog of a 162 game season invites endless scrutiny, narratives are like Starbucks stores—they’re on every corner of the blogosphere.  The current raging narrative within Re... Read More...